I could give you a million reasons why hiring an attorney is so important. From the respect he or she gets from the insurance company to his or her ability to talk to you so that you understand to the ability to resolve a case. There are a million reasons why hiring an attorney is so important.
But, today, I want to talk about a very important reason to hire the RIGHT attorney: trust. You must trust your attorney. And, I mean completely. Why? First, because you are going to be telling your attorney a lot of things. How you are feeling, what you missed as a result of the accident, and other personal issues. Heck, you may even need to talk to your attorney about a pending or imminent divorce.
But, more importantly, at some point in time, your attorney is going to give you a recommendation: settle the case, file a lawsuit, take the case to trial. Something along those lines. And, if you do not trust your attorney, you will not follow his or her advice. Now, sometimes you shouldn’t follow his or her advice. But, 99% of the time, you need to follow his or her advice.
Make sure you trust your attorney BEFORE you hire him or her. And if you start to question your attorney, get in to his or her office as soon as possible to talk about the issue.